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The Unsettling of America

The Unsettling of America

Culture & Agriculture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
  • ISBN: 9780871568779
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 234
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A critical inquiry into the ways Americans have exploited and continue to exploit the land that sustains them, tracing attitudes toward and methods of farming from the eighteenth century to the present

The Unsettling of America

The Unsettling of America

Culture & Agriculture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Catapult
  • ISBN: 1619026961
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Todays agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the landfrom the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it. Sadly, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever. Although €œthis book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong, Berry writes, there are people working to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth. Wendell Berry is one of those people, writing and working, as ever, with passion, eloquence, and conviction.

Ohne jeden Zweifel

Ohne jeden Zweifel

Thriller

  • Author: Tom Rob Smith
  • Publisher: Manhattan
  • ISBN: 3641091489
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Der neue Bestseller von einem der brillantesten Spannungsautoren weltweit Für Daniel ist die Nachricht ein Schock: Seine Mutter, die seit einigen Monaten mit ihrem Mann in Schweden lebt, wurde in die Psychiatrie eingeliefert. Tilde leide unter Verfolgungsangst und Wahnvorstellungen, behauptet Daniels Vater. Doch Tilde selbst, die aus Schweden zu ihrem Sohn nach London flieht, erzählt eine ganz andere Geschichte. Eine von vertuschten Verbrechen in einer eingeschworenen kleinen Gemeinschaft und dem Verschwinden einer jungen Frau in jener abgelegenen Gegend Schwedens. Doch niemand will ihr glauben. Nun ist Daniel ihre letzte Hoffnung. Tilde schildert ihm die Ereignisse der vergangenen Monate, immer in der Angst, dass auch er an ihrem Verstand zweifeln könnte ...

Watch Me - Blutige Spur

Watch Me - Blutige Spur

Romantic Suspense

  • Author: Brenda Novak
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3862781135
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Ein blutiger Alptraum: Sheridans Rendezvous mit Jason endet jäh, als ein maskierter Fremder plötzlich auf sie schießt. Jason stirbt noch in derselben Nacht, Sheridan überlebt schwer verletzt. Und vom Täter fehlt fortan jede Spur. Doch dann wird zwölf Jahre später plötzlich das Gewehr gefunden, mit dem Jason ermordet wurde. Immer noch auf der Suche nach Antworten, kehrt Sheridan zum Tatort zurück. Aber jemand scheint nicht zu wollen, dass die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt. Jemand, der bereit ist zu töten. Einmal mehr ...

The Agricultural Crisis

The Agricultural Crisis

A Crisis of Culture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Myrin Inst
  • ISBN: 9780913098288
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 41
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Farming

Farming

A Hand Book

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582437637
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 118
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The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry's Mad Farmer, these poems show a unity of language and consciousness, skill and sensitivity, that has placed Wendell Berry at the front rank of contemporary American poets.

The Gift of Good Land

The Gift of Good Land

Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 9781582434841
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 281
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The essays in The Gift of Good Land are as true today as when they were first published in 1981; the problems addressed here are still with us and the solutions no nearer to hand. One of the insistent themes of this book is the interdependence, the wholeness, the oneness of people, the land, weather, animals, and family. To touch one is to tamper with them all. We live in one functioning organism whose separate parts are artificially isolated by our culture. The twenty-four essays in this collection cover a variety of subjects; the author's journeys to the Peruvian Andes, to the desert of southern Arizona, and to Amish country to study the evolution of ancient native agricultural practices. In Solving for Pattern,” Mr. Berry lists fourteen critical standards for solving agricultural problems that can just as easily be used as standards for solving personal and family problems. In the title essay, the author examines our Judeo-Christian heritage to discover parallels with the Buddhist doctrine of right livelihood” or right occupation.” He develops the compelling argument that the gift” of good land has strings attached. We have it only on loan and only for as long as we practice good stewardship.

The Art of the Commonplace

The Art of the Commonplace

The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
  • ISBN: 9781582439242
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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"Here is a human being speaking with calm and sanity out of the wilderness. We would do well to hear him." —The Washington Post Book World The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. Grouped around five themes—an agrarian critique of culture, agrarian fundamentals, agrarian economics, agrarian religion, and geobiography—these essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, disease, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture. Why is agriculture becoming culturally irrelevant, and at what cost? What are the forces of social disintegration and how might they be reversed? How might men and women live together in ways that benefit both? And, how does the corporate takeover of social institutions and economic practices contribute to the destruction of human and natural environments? Through his staunch support of local economies, his defense of farming communities, and his call for family integrity, Berry emerges as the champion of responsibilities and priorities that serve the health, vitality and happiness of the whole community of creation.

Bringing It to the Table

Bringing It to the Table

On Farming and Food (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458758621
  • Category:
  • Page: 316
  • View: 8246
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Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

A Continuous Harmony

A Continuous Harmony

Essays Cultural and Agricultural

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Catapult
  • ISBN: 1619020807
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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This book is broad and leisurely and important. Something like the river itself on which Wendell Berry lives. It is full of wide and flowing thoughts and one thing leads to another in the manner that nature intended or used to. The language ranges from the grave and beautiful to the sharp and specific, depending on the need to express the vast variety of subjects he presents. The Nation The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. It seemed to me, Horenbein wrote, that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants. Wendell Berry's second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in 1972, and includes the seminal Think Little, which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around the globe, and the splendid centerpiece, Discipline and Hope, an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls a new middle.

Conversations with Wendell Berry

Conversations with Wendell Berry

  • Author: Wendell Berry,Morris Allen Grubbs
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781578069927
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 218
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Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories.

Mein landwirtschaftliches Testament

Mein landwirtschaftliches Testament

  • Author: Albert Howard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783922201014
  • Category:
  • Page: 253
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The Way of Ignorance

The Way of Ignorance

And Other Essays

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1593761198
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 180
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A new collection of essays by the T. S. Eliot Award-winning writer features some of his top writings and explores such themes as security, freedom, and community, in a volume that includes the pieces "The Way of Ignorance," "The Purpose of a Coherent Community," and "Compromise, Hell!" Reprint.

The landscape of harmony

The landscape of harmony

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Five Seasons Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 76
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Die Einheit des Wissens

Die Einheit des Wissens

  • Author: Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442150793
  • Category:
  • Page: 441
  • View: 1867
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What Matters?

What Matters?

Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582436061
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 193
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"The reasoned and insistent exhortations of a man with a cause who, rather than mellowing with age and wisdom, continues to grow in forcefulness and vision." --Booklist Over the years, Wendell Berry has sought to understand and confront the financial structure of modern society and the impact of developing late capitalism on American culture. There is perhaps no more demanding or important critique available to contemporary citizens than Berry's writings -- just as there is no vocabulary more given to obfuscation than that of economics as practiced by professionals and academics. Berry has called upon us to return to the basics. He has traced how the clarity of our economic approach has eroded over time, as the financial asylum was overtaken by the inmates, and citizens were turned from consumers -- entertained and distracted -- to victims, threatened by a future of despair and disillusion. For this collection, Berry offers essays from the last twenty-five years, alongside new essays about the recent economic collapse, including "Money Versus Goods" and "Faustian Economics," treatises of great alarm and courage. He offers advice and perspective as our society attempts to steer from its present chaos and recession to a future of hope and opportunity. With urgency and clarity, Berry asks us to look toward a true sustainable commonwealth, grounded in realistic Jeffersonianprinciples applied to our present day.

In the Presence of Fear

In the Presence of Fear

Three Essays for a Changed World

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 44
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In these three poignant essays, prolific author Wendell Berry reflects deeply on the current sources of world hope and despair. Thoughts in the Presence of Fear, written in response to the September 11 attacks, has since been reprinted in 73 countries and seven languages. The three essays provide a much-needed road map to a full cultural recovery.

Arktische Träume

Arktische Träume

  • Author: Barry Holstun Lopez
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596177028
  • Category:
  • Page: 521
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The Hidden Wound

The Hidden Wound

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582434867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 137
  • View: 1963
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This book-length essay is a rigorously honest, deeply felt exploration of the "hidden wound" of racism and its damaging effect on American whites. Available for the first time in paperback.

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

  • Author: Paul Merchant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 223
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Presents some of Berry's newest work, as well as reminiscences, letters, and essays on his work by noted literary critics